Mommy Stuff

Have you noticed one or more of the following:

  • Your baby is always looking to one side?
  • Your baby’s head is tilted and/or turned to one side?
  • Your baby’s head is flattened on one side?

If so, then your baby may have developed a congenital torticollis and/or plagiocephaly.

 

Congenital torticollis is characterized by unilateral tightening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, causing your baby’s head to be tilted towards the affected neck muscle. Due to the increased neck tightness, your baby will have difficulty moving and turning his/her head. This is particularly important when your baby is sleeping or playing on his/her back, as increased pressure will be placed on one specific area of his/her head. Babies have very malleable bones at this age, thus with time the increased pressure on his/her skull may flatten your baby’s head. Such a condition is known as plagiocephaly.

 

If torticollis/plagiocephaly is left untreated, it can in time cause:

  • A delay in your baby’s overall motor development;
  • Cranial and facial deformation;
  • The development of asymmetric movements;
  • Decreased neck mobility;
  • Difficulties with balance and coordination;

An early consultation with a pediatric physiotherapist offers excellent results in resolving torticollis and/or plagiocephaly and preventing its long term consequences.

 

Following a detailed evaluation, the pediatric physiotherapist will work with you to correct your baby’s neck mobility, postural alignment and cranial-facial morphology. Treatment for torticollis and/or plagiocephaly is individualized and also strives towards:

  • Encouraging the development of symmetric movements;
  • Optimizing your baby’s overall motor development;
  • Increasing your baby’s comfort through optimal positioning during sleep, play and feedings.

To find out more about our torticollis/plagiocephaly program, feel free to contact us to make an appointment with a pediatric physiotherapist at our locations below.

 

 

Kinatex Sports Physio West Island                                    

17001 Transcanada Hwy, Suite 201

Kirkland (QC), H9H 5J1

Phone: 514-426-1000

Email: westisland@kinatex.com

 

Kinatex Sports Physio Pierrefonds

2774 boul. Gouin West

Pierrefonds (QC), H8Z 1W5

Phone: 514-548-2687

Email: pierrefonds@kinatex.com

 

New Kitchen in Dorval

 

Meals that Matter, a freshly-prepared daily meal delivery service, has moved to a bigger and better location. With a larger kitchen located in Dorval, Meals that Matter can now cater to more families; “we are so excited to have a commercial space. We had to turn business away because of our smaller home-based kitchen” says Paula Di Giovanni, co-owner of Meals that Matter.

Superfood Salad

In business since November 2014, Meals that Matter has been providing nutritious & well-balanced home-cooked meals to busy West Island families who either have no time to cook on weeknights, are ill or going through a difficult time. “As busy moms ourselves, we understand the demands on life. We all have hectic schedules to manage, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet” says Kelly Fraser, co-owner. “Our customers often tell us how our service simplifies their lives.” One customer writes: “….you are a lifesaver. My day was so hectic and having food ready at my door is so magic”, Marie-Josée of Beaconsfield.

Each week Meals that Matter provides you with a delicious new menu to choose from, offering both a meat and vegetarian option. Your family will have a home-cooked meal delivered fresh daily (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday), right to your door, eliminating the need for stressful shopping, preparing, cooking and clean up. They make healthy eating easy so you can focus your energy on other important areas of life. Even if you are not home during their delivery, you simply leave a cooler out and dinner will literally be at the door when you arrive.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Kelly and Paula cook for your family as if they were cooking for their own. Meals can be altered to suit your family’s needs. Have a picky eater? No problem, they will adapt their recipes accordingly. They also offer gift certificates for any amount. Wouldn’t it be great to get a break from cooking?

Meals that matter is truly home cooking that comes to you!

To view their full menu,

visit their website at www.momsmakemealsthatmatter.weebly.com​ or call Kelly @ 514-979-4169 or Paula @ 514-245-9579.
To keep up to date with their meals of the week or events  follow them on Facebook @ Meals that matter – West Island or sign up online to receive their weekly menu.

 

Mushroom Risotto

 

We have teamed up with Bistro Merlot to bring a Spring Food drive. This was an initiative that was in the works for a few months before the devastation. We NEED FOOD more than ever now. So many families have lost everything and are in desperate need.

Every month On Rock Community Services, has 210 families they provide food baskets for. The need for food is growing everyday. We need your help.

Calling on all the west islanders for your help more than ever now. We are looking for all types of canned goods. On Rock had a request from their families for more Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce and canned tuna and salmon as they have a current shortage on these 3 items.

This food drive will run until June 2.

They are located at 3541 St. Charles Boulevard, Kirkland.

Here are their opening hours:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!

CAMPS – BIRTHDAY PARTIES – LEAGUES
TRAIN LIKE A PRO – TOURNAMENTS – SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Website: www.sport-life.ca       Phone: 514-941-8404     E-mail: evan@sport-life.ca

Does your child dream of professional athlete stardom? Look no further and check out what the SportLife Experience is all about!

SportLife is a unique team sports program, which allows young athletes to simulate the career of professional athletes.

To capture the most authentic experience, SportLife offers a wide variety of features, including: Video Highlights, Player Interviews, Blockbuster Trades, Live Drafts, All-Star Weekend, Fog Machines, Arena Spotlights, GoPro cameras, Special Guest Athletes and much more!

SportLife offers the most exceptional athletic experience, while adhering to four core values:

  1. Sportsmanship
  2. Team-Building
  3. Skill Development
  4. FUN!

SportLife offers non-competitive, semi-competitive and competitive programs, for children of all ability and caliber, ages 5-15.

CAMPS

SportLife runs Summer, Winter and Spring camps throughout the year! Each week represents the span of an entire season, in a different sport,

Sports include: Soccer, Football, Ice Hockey, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Baseball and Tennis

  • Bus/Transportation available
  • Lunch Combos available
  • Free Swim available
  • Extended Days available

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

SportLife will put together a thrilling championship event, where athletes get to simulate professional athlete stardom all in one day, at a very affordable price!

 

LEAGUES

SportLife now offers leagues throughout the year, with impressive features, such as live broadcasts where parents and children can stream the games from their mobile device!

SportLife captures an arena-like atmosphere and setting unlike any other!

 

TRAIN LIKE A PRO

Hire a personal 1 on 1 coach to work with your all-star athlete. SportLife has experienced and high-level coaches that build training regimens, which cater to the needs of your player. SportLife also offers group classes.

Sports include: Ice Hockey, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse

 

TOURNAMENTS

SportLife now offers players the chance to compete in action-packed weekend tournaments, for a chance to win awesome prizes!

This exciting format has both parents and children on the edge of their seat, as the athletes participate in an exhilarating and fun tournament.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

SportLife offers a wide variety of school programs, to both public and private schools, all over the city of Montreal.

Services include: After-school Programs, PED Days, Lunch Programs, Intramural leagues and much, much more!

 

COME JOIN US AND LIVE THE SPORTLIFE EXPERIENCE!

 

 

 


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